The Obit For John Boggs

John H. Boggs

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on December 3, 2010

BOGGS, JOHN H. - age 89, of Woodstock, formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away December 1, 2010.

Mr. Boggs was born in Marion, NC to the late John & Hester Boggs and served his country in the US Army during WWII.

John H. Boggs was selected to the 1939 National Baseball Congress Amateur All American Team at 17. During WWII he won the MLB batting championship playing for Hickam AFB in Honolulu Hawaii. He coached many championship baseball teams in Knoxville. John was a past President of Tennessee Optimist International. He served a very civic life in Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Sam & Terry Boggs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Dorothy Jean Boggs; son & daughter-in-law, Steven J.& Dorothy Boggs; sons, James C. Boggs and Mark W. Boggs; grandchildren, Shawn Boggs, Amber Boggs, Kirstyn Boggs and Coleson Boggs; siblings, Cecil Boggs, Charlotte LaBoone, Betty Williams and Pat Mathis; numerous nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 4, 2010 in the Woodstock Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 6th in Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 PM until service time on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to Fountain City United Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.

Condolences may be offered at Woodstock Funeral Home, 8855 Main Street, 770-926-3107 is in charge of arrangements.